October 11, 2012
For years, most Democrats accused President George W. Bush of “lying” about the intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction as the excuse to go to war against Saddam Hussein. “Bush Lied, Thousands Died.” Remember that dark piece of lying propaganda?
Yesterday, the head of the Democrat National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was confronted by CNN’s Piers Morgan about the lies coming out the Obama administration—from the President and Secretary of State on down—about the true nature of the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed 4 Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, the personal representative of the President of the United States.
Wasserman Schultz claimed—astonishingly—that just because the intelligence that led to their initial statements that it “wasn’t a pre-planned, premeditated attack” was “wrong,” that it “doesn’t mean it was false.”
Incredible. Here is the transcript:
“Piers Morgan, CNN: The really important horse that should be flogged is the behavior and the statements of those who are in positions of responsibility and we would assume knowledge. And it’s pretty unAmerican, pretty unAmerican to be putting up completely false statements before you know the facts, isn’t it?
“Debbie Wasseerman Schultz, DNC chair: Piers, it is not okay for you to be saying that the administration was putting out completely false statements. They put out information that they had at the time based on the intelligence that they were given –
“Piers Morgan: That turned out to be completely wrong.
“Wasserman Schultz: Well that doesn’t mean it was false. It doesn’t mean that it was deliberate. It means that.
“Morgan: What?! Now wait a minute. If you put out a false statement, then it’s false, it’s wrong. It’s both of those things.
“Wasserman Schultz: But you’re suggesting that it’s . Piers, what you’re suggesting is that it was somehow deliberate. It was not deliberate. What they did was it was important to get information out that they had at the time. And they did that. And as they learned more information, they corrected the original information that they put out. But there was nothing sinister here. This was simply the president of the United States and the administration making sure that we did a careful investigation, gave the American people the information that they needed at the time that we had based on our best intelligence and then as more intelligence was gathered we gave the updated information. There is nothing sinister about that.”
So: according to Debs, if the intelligence which leads a president to claim something turns out to be WRONG, that doesn’t mean that it was FALSE. In other words, Debs is saying that bad intelligence doesn’t mean that it’s a lie.
President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and Secretaries Powell and Rumsfeld are awaiting your apology, Wasserman Schultz—-as well as the apologies of all other Democrats who attacked the Bush administration on the WMD evidence. They’re waiting.